What is a millage rate and who sets these rates?
The millage rate or tax rate is calculated by dividing the total budget of the respective governing authority (County, School, or City) by the total taxable value of properties within a particular jurisdiction. 1 mill = $1 tax per $1,000 taxable value. Millage rates are set by the School Board, the County Board of Commissioners, City Council if applicable, and any other taxing authorities in
whose jurisdiction your property is located.

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1. My assessment notice has an estimate of taxes on it. Can I pay it now?
2. If I disagree with my appraised value, are there any avenues for appeal?
3. Can I appeal my valuation via email?
4. What are the costs for a Superior Court appeal?
5. Who appoints the Board of Tax Assessors?
6. What laws govern the Tax Assessor's Office?
7. What is the meaning of ad valorem property taxes?
8. What is a millage rate and who sets these rates?
9. How are my taxes calculated?
10. What is the meaning of the term "tax digest?"
11. What determines an individual property tax amount?
12. Who determines the value of my property for tax purposes?
13. What are the steps used by the Assessors when appraising my property?
14. What is the difference between sales price and market value?
15. If my property value and assessment remain the same, can my tax bill change?
16. Do I get an exemption because I own a home and live in it?
17. Are there any other special exemptions?
18. What latitude does the Board have to extend deadlines for filing Freeport or Homestead exemptions?